Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84146 times)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #125 on: May 17, 2015, 04:57:04 pm »
You're older than your parents were when you left school.


hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #126 on: May 17, 2015, 05:53:39 pm »
You're older than your parents were when you left school.

I passed that stage in 1998/2004...

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #127 on: May 18, 2015, 01:51:28 pm »
As "juvenile" is young and "senile" is old, it's obvious the middle aged is just "nile".

I think you're denial, but that's a river in Africa.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #128 on: May 18, 2015, 01:57:51 pm »
I see nobody's yet mentioned the Special Invite and accompanying Free Gift you get from the NHS when you turn 55.

Standards on YACF are definitely slipping...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #129 on: May 18, 2015, 02:03:28 pm »
Should I look forward to this rare treat in 2018 or by then will this gubbishment have abolished any semblance of care and preventative medicine unless you have private subscription?

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #130 on: May 18, 2015, 02:08:02 pm »
I see nobody's yet mentioned the Special Invite and accompanying Free Gift you get from the NHS when you turn 55.

Standards on YACF are definitely slipping...

I forgot about that!
It's nearly 2 years ago...

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #131 on: May 18, 2015, 02:21:01 pm »
I see nobody's yet mentioned the Special Invite and accompanying Free Gift you get from the NHS when you turn 55.

Standards on YACF are definitely slipping...

We got those when we were 60. https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=84314.msg1724498#msg1724498 refers.

Young people nowadays don't know they are born...
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #132 on: May 18, 2015, 03:14:13 pm »
Your kids finished his first year at Uni and you've just waved him off for his first job interview (for an internship this summer). Seems like five minutes ago he was clinging to my leg when I dropped him off at primary school.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #133 on: May 18, 2015, 03:39:08 pm »
I see nobody's yet mentioned the Special Invite and accompanying Free Gift you get from the NHS when you turn 55.

Standards on YACF are definitely slipping...

We got those when we were 60. https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=84314.msg1724498#msg1724498 refers.

Young people nowadays don't know they are born...

Yes great, isn't it?  I love it.  Tired of receiving shit through the post all my life, it felt good to reverse the process.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #134 on: June 11, 2015, 03:22:20 pm »
When I left Montreal for Paris, some 16 years ago, I took one of my two custom-built racing bikes with me, and left the other there. My younger brother who lives in Montreal is now still riding this second bike. Last week the bike needed some maintenance, so my brother brought it to his LBS. The young mechanic that was there said: "Oh! What a nice vintage bike". I really regret I was not there to reply: "Young man, this is NOT a vintage bike. This is a bike I bought brand new". Well, it was over 25 years ago  :(

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #135 on: December 28, 2015, 01:25:11 pm »
...Radio 3 plays three tracks from your determinedly non-classical music library in under twenty-four hours :-\
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #136 on: December 28, 2015, 03:18:26 pm »
You spend your Christmas money on a slow cooker and a Le Creuset pan.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


T42

  • Tea tank
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #137 on: December 28, 2015, 03:32:16 pm »
Your rheumatologist greets you in the street.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #138 on: December 28, 2015, 04:59:15 pm »
You google the MTB in the garage and the 1st search is from retrobike  ;D

Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #139 on: December 28, 2015, 06:27:14 pm »
Prompted by that, I've googled the bike I bought when I was 17. While the images are all of what I remember (with the 4th from, yes, retrobike and the 7th this very forum – GruB back in 2010) the results are all of a 20"-wheel children's mtb.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Morat

  • I tried to HTFU but something went ping :(
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #140 on: December 31, 2015, 11:34:14 am »
Dunno about the rest of youse but I used diligently to buy "Sounds" every week.  And sneer at the Trendies who read the NME.  And at the Saddoes who bought "Melody Maker".  And especially at the ["Removed after taking legal advice" - Ed.] "Record Mirror" buyers.

I did once buy a copy of "Smash Hits", unless it was "Flexi-Pop", but only because there was a Motörhead flexi-disc on the cover.

I've just been reminded that I used to save up and buy tapes in woolworths and whsmiths, and later CD's especially putting them on pre order. Now I just browse an app and get what I want, only occasionally I miss shuffling through racks in a shop trying to avoid the creepy old men in leather jackets.

The creepy old men in leather jackets were probably wishing someone would invent a way of buying music that didn't involve being made to feel like creepy old men by kids in music stores. Then BOOM - iTunes :)
(not that I use iTunes, I'm not creepy. Or old. Yet.)
Tandem Stoker, CX bike abuser (slicks and tarmac) and owner of a sadly neglected MTB.

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #141 on: January 17, 2016, 11:55:23 am »
... you're trying to get ready for a wedding, and you need to do a sort of contortion act with your reading glasses to put your makeup on, and you're no longer flexible enough to do up the zip on the back of your dress, and you have to wait till you get there and discreetly ask a mate to do you up in the loo.

 ::-)


eta:  thus blowing your cover.  Because you're wearing control underwear underneath the dress.   :-[
Milk please, no sugar.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #142 on: January 17, 2016, 04:40:48 pm »
I dunno, I reckon you can't be middle aged if you're young enough to "ask a mate to do you up in the loo"!  :o
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #143 on: January 17, 2016, 04:49:07 pm »
I know I'm middle-aged; two of my younger siblings already have grandchildren and the next sibling will hopefully become a grandmother next month.

So now three younger siblings are grandparents and some of my former classmates have BIG grandchildren.

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #144 on: February 03, 2016, 09:07:57 pm »
... you get really annoyed by poorly punctuated tattoos on the unconscious people that you're looking after in the operating theatre.

Seriously people, spellcheck that tat and get someone to proofread it before you put it on your skin. It's not difficult.

What is difficult is resisting the urge to correct that shit with a biro before they wake up.
Milk please, no sugar.

mcshroom

  • Mushroom
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #145 on: February 03, 2016, 09:08:51 pm »
;D

Go on, you know you want to :demon:
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #146 on: February 03, 2016, 09:13:15 pm »
surely the definition of being middle aged is when you see someone with tattoos and think: aren't you a bit old to have those?
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Mrs Pingu

  • Who ate all the pies? Me
    • Twitter
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #147 on: February 03, 2016, 09:36:05 pm »
... you get really annoyed by poorly punctuated tattoos on the unconscious people that you're looking after in the operating theatre.

Seriously people, spellcheck that tat and get someone to proofread it before you put it on your skin. It's not difficult.

What is difficult is resisting the urge to correct that shit with a biro before they wake up.

POTD!
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

benborp

  • benbravoorpapa
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #148 on: February 03, 2016, 11:01:21 pm »
You're knackered because one of them refuses to go to bed at a reasonable hour, the younger one won't sleep through the night and the bed wetting is becoming a laundry logistics nightmare.

This is the parents.
A world of bedlam trapped inside a small cyclist.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #149 on: February 03, 2016, 11:59:38 pm »
... you get really annoyed by poorly punctuated tattoos on the unconscious people that you're looking after in the operating theatre.

Seriously people, spellcheck that tat and get someone to proofread it before you put it on your skin. It's not difficult.

What is difficult is resisting the urge to correct that shit with a biro before they wake up.

A tattoo shop set up near us a couple of years ago.  A couple of weeks before they opened, they unveiled the sign: "Tattoo's".  I pointed this out to the owner in a friendly manner, thinking he might not want his victims to be put off.  He was either too thick to understand or knew perfectly well that his victims wouldn't know any better.  It's still there, unaltered, when all it would have taken was three square inches of paint.  B'erk.